Your options and obligations for Austudy.
In this section
Change of circumstances
You must tell us about any changes that could affect the amount of Austudy you’re getting.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
When you reach Age Pension age
If you’re getting Austudy and reach Age Pension age, you can transfer to Age Pension.
Transfer to Age Pension
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
While travelling outside Australia
There are rules about when your Austudy can be paid when you travel outside Australia.
Someone to deal with us on your behalf
You can have an authorised representative deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
Overdrawn bank account
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Online review of study details
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to do an online review of your study details.
Cancelling your payment online
You may be able to cancel your own payment online. This means you don’t need to visit a service centre or call us. Cancelling your payment is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.
Veteran Payment and your compensation claim affects your Income Support Payment
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.